What Happened on January 16, 2013

Historical Events

  • 24 people die after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria
  • 25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt
  • A four day occupation of an Algerian BP facility by Amenas militants begins, killing 48 hostages

Famous Deaths

  • Abigail Van Buren [Pauline Phillips], American columnist and radio show host known for "Dear Abby" advice column, twin sister of fellow advice columnist Ann Landers (Eppie Lederer), dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 94
  • Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 81
2013 Highlights

About January 16, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn

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